Monday, July 02, 2012

He's walking the walk

Everyone has their theories and interpretations about why United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamneyCare. Here's another.

After he was appointed to the court, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. He'd had a seizure years ago and then had another one during his term. Long medical story short, 2 seizures = epilepsy.

As a result, he may have had time to contemplate what life is like outside a well-regulated public sector health insurance plan for those with pre-existing conditions. An epilepsy diagnosis can pose big problems in the private insurance market. That's a much more plausible theory than the one about his medicine being the problem.